Snake Gourd with Peanuts

4 Aug

Potlakaya Pallilu Nuvvulu Podi Kura.

Snake gourd is peeled and chopped. Raw peanuts, sesame seeds and lentils are roasted and is ground into fine powder. Snake gourd is cooked in oil along with spices till soft and is seasoned with freshly prepared peanuts sesame seeds powder. Serve snake gourd with peanuts over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Snake Gourd with Peanuts.


Snake Gourd 1 Long
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Raw Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Chana Dal 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder 1/4 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/8 tsp
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Roast the peanuts and sesame seeds separately till golden brown in color.
Grind peanuts, sesame seeds, chana dal, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt into powder.

Peel, remove ends and wash the snake gourd.
Discard the seeds and chop snake gourd into small pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped snake gourd.
Fry briefly and cook covered on low flame for around 5 minutes.
When snake gourd turns soft, add ground peanuts and sesame seeds powder.
Fry for a minute and remove from heat.
Serve snake gourd with peanuts over steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure snake gourd is cooked well.

Suggestions: If snake gourd is not cooked well, cook covered on low flame till snake gourd turns soft but whole.
Variations: Check other snake gourd recipes here.
Other Names: Snake Gourd with Peanuts, Potlakaya Pallilu Nuvvulu Podi Kura.

3 Responses to “Snake Gourd with Peanuts”

  1. vijaya murthi August 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    Raji , why not add a little water to the snake gourd so that it cooks without burning ?
    Like your view on this . Thanks.

  2. Raji August 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    @vijaya it just depends on how tender the vegetable is. The used home grown snake gourd and it cooked pretty fast on low flame for couple of minutes.

    There is no issue adding a splash of water if required esp. on medium to high flame so it doesnt get burnt.
    hope it helps

  3. sriparna August 8, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    oh lovellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll recipe

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